The public use area has campsites and a shower house. In addition to the campground, a number of cabins are available for rent in the area, many of which are in walking distance of the lake.
The national forest surrounding Cave Run offers a large selection of outdoor activities for visitors. One of the area's most popular day hikes is the trail to Carrington Rock, an area landmark that provides a stunning view of the lake. ATV trails are available to enjoy, and area stables provide horseback tours.
The nearby town of Morehead has a number of attractions as well. Many local shops offer arts and crafts, gifts and antiques. The Kentucky Folk Art Center is a unique combination of playhouse and folk art museum. Its gift shop, The Museum Store, gives visitors a chance to buy unique pieces like the ones shown in the museum. Morehead Peddler's Mall is also popular with shoppers and antique hunters. The town has a selection of restaurants offering traditional American fare and a couple of bakeries with scrumptious cakes and cookies.Learn more about Geography